Installworld deletes libc

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Sun Sep 21 22:29:06 UTC 2008

Jason C. Wells wrote:
> Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 11:17:58AM -0700, Jason C. Wells wrote:
>>> I have the problem similar to one described in 20071024 UPDATING.  
>>> The  build is running inside a jail. The system is 6.2-RELEASE. I 
>>> supped this  moring.  I have the correct lib/Makefile.  During 
>>> installworld I receive  an error:
>>> install: /lib/ chflags: Operation not permitted
>>> *** Error code 71
>>> Stop in /usr/src/lib/libc.
>>> My situation is different in the libc is erased in the process.  
>>> Copying  the new from /usr/obj does not fix the problem.
>>> Any ideas?
>> Sounds like kern.securelevel is in the way.  See security(7).
> The securelevel would normally prevent the deletion of a file.  The 
> secure level of this jail is -1 in any case so the schg flag should be 
> ignored. security.jail.chflags_allowed=0 seems to supersede the 
> securelevel according to sysctl(8).
> Some part of installworld is misbehaving in the jail. The security 
> mechanisms in securelevel and security.jail.chflags_allowed are not 
> working.

I should add that 'systcl security.jail.chflags_allowed=1' allowed 
installworld to proceed without error. That solves my immediate problem. 
  There appears to be a bug in the security mechanism.


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